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"Charlie Engle Runs for His Life       . . . Once Again"  The New York Times By JOE NOCERA November 17, 2016 ---------------------------------------

"Charlie Engle Runs for His Life       . . . Once Again" 

The New York Times

By JOE NOCERA November 17, 2016

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"How a coke addict-turned-ultramarathoner became a prison hero" New York Post By MICHAEL KAPLAN,  September 10, 2016 ---------------------------------------

"How a coke addict-turned-ultramarathoner became a prison hero"

New York Post

By MICHAEL KAPLAN,  September 10, 2016

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"They call themselves the ICEBREAKERS"

"Their goal: Break the ice of talking about a once-taboo subject so other sufferers might find help. The team members -- 6 accomplished ultra marathoners -- were hand-picked by leader Charlie Engle."  
 By WAYNE  DRASH,  May 2016 ---------------------------------

 By WAYNE  DRASH,  May 2016

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"FOG COUNT"

Oxford American

By: LESLIE JAMISON, April 1, 2013

"It’s early morning and I’m hunting for quarters . . .  We’re in the heart of coal country. The corner diner isn’t open yet. The “Only Creole Restaurant in West Virginia” isn’t open yet. City Hall isn’t open yet. 

I'm looking for quarters because I'm headed to prison, and I've been told they will be useful there. I'm going to see a man named Charlie Engle.  

Charlie is a cat of many lives: once-upon-a-time crack addict, father of two, professional repairer of hail damage, TV producer, motivational speaker, documentary-film star, and—for the past twenty years—one of the strongest ultra-distance runners in the world."

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"CHARLIE ENGLE: ENDURANCE JUNKIE"

Runner's World

By: JEFF PERLMAN, March 10, 2008

"When one spends 111 consecutive days of his life running across the Sahara Desert, there is time to think. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of time to think. So that's what Charlie Engle did. He thought about . . . a large, icy Pepsi . . . his two sons . . .  his boyhood in North Carolina . . . Johnny Cash . . . the Tar Heels . . .  a cool shower . . . " 

"My suffering in the Sahara and the Amazon Jungle and all the different places I've run, they're all 100 percent voluntary," says Engle, who's competed in the Badwater Ultramarathon, the Eco-Challenge, and the 155-mile Gobi Desert March . . . "I'm there because I had a crazy idea and enough money to give it a shot. But nothing in the world compares to the deprivation and humiliation of my addiction. There's no pain in running that comes close." 

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Videos

2016 - Charlie talks about RUNNING THE SAHARA & His best-selling memoir RUNNING MAN

"If Oprah were still doing every day TV . . . ( RUNNING MAN ) would be the next book in the OPRAH BOOK CLUB!" 

~Zubin Mehenti, ESPN, SportsCenter

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RUNNING THE SAHARA, a world-record setting expedition. WATCH THE TRAILER

       - Narrated by Matt Damon

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 2015 - A great interview by Joe Desana, Founder of SPARTAN RACING

"Running across the Sahara, all 4600 miles, 50 miles a day for 111 consecutive days. That's what Ultrarunner Charlie Engle did to raise 6 million dollars for H20 Africa (now Water.org). In doing so, he took his passion and did good with it.

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2016 - A talk about running through highs and lows- GOOGLE Zeitgeist 2016

"Take possession of the possibility"

   ~ Charlie Engle

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A story of moving forward, against all odds. The Do Lectures 2011

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Podcasts

 

~ FROM CRACK ADDICT TO RUNNING THE SAHARA TO PRISON HERO: CHARLIE ENGLE’S THIRD ACT ~

Charlie Engle returns to The Rich Roll Podcast, episode # 248

"There is extreme. Then there’s Charlie Engle"  ~ Rich Roll ------------------------------------------------

"There is extreme. Then there’s Charlie Engle"  Rich Roll

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"The story of Charlie Engle first found its way into my consciousness back around 2006 or 2007. I still vividly recall hearing Charlie relate the facts of his experience in a radio interview he did with a host I cannot recall. What I do recall is just how moved I was by his journey. A story that didn’t just click with me, but one I related to with every fiber of who I am."   - Rich Roll 

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"This question isn’t, “What did we talk to Charlie Engle about?” The question is, “What didn’t we talk to Charlie Engle about?” Recently released from federal prison and featured on Rock Center with Brian Williams, Charlie Engle grants us an all-access – anything goes interview. From life running ultras prior to prison to his life in and out of prison, we learn how running ultras prepared Charlie for a very unexpected and compelling journey." - Eric Schranz, UltraRunner Podcast

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"Charlie Engle is one of the most interesting ultra-marathoner on earth, from his past drug addictions, his highly acclaimed project “Running the Sahara” to his stint in prison. Running is his salvation and inspiration for runners around the world.  In a recent interview, Charlie stated “In every long run, I want to push myself to that point where all seems hopeless because that is the exact place where I get to discover new things about myself”.  This comment is intriguing and merits further understanding. In this interview Richard Diaz hopes to expose this mindset. This is a show you don’t want to miss!" - Richard Diaz, Natural Running Network

Ten Junk Miles interview

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“Join Scotty and ultra legend Charlie Engle as they discuss his soon to be released book "Running Man : A Mamoir." The book chronicles Charlie's life: growing up with large track shoes to fill, falling in love with alcohol and marathoning and eventually crack. Recovery. His time in prison. It's all there in this intimate one on one.” - Scott Kummer


Read Charlie's award-winning article, "Notorious" about the Barkley Marathons

Winner among the "50 RW SELECT" chosen by RUNNERS WORLD MAGAZINE in 2016 - designating the article as one of the 50 BEST EVER PUBLISHED in RUNNERS WORLD MAGAZINE over 50 years! 

Illustration by:  Nathan Fox

Written by: Charlie Engle  Runners World Magazine, May 2011 "notorious" ~ Brutal. Terrifying. Inhuman. The organizers of the Barkley Marathons don’t care what you call the toughest trail-running competition in the world, as long as you don’t finish it. 

Written by: Charlie Engle 

Runners World Magazine, May 2011

"notorious" ~ Brutal. Terrifying. Inhuman. The organizers of the Barkley Marathons don’t care what you call the toughest trail-running competition in the world, as long as you don’t finish it.